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***The Official Columbia College of Dental Medicine Class of 2023 Interview/Acceptance Thread***

Discussion in 'School Specific Discussions' started by youngsushi, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. IWCBTYJ

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    Hello! I was accepted to Columbia and was hoping to get my questions answered! 1) I was told during my interview by some of the students at Columbia that they don't offer scholarships, but from this post, it seems that they do offer very few of them? 2) I understand Columbia is P/F but are they ranked? I wasn't able to get a straight answer about this from anyone: Not the admissions, and not from the students either. It seems this is quite unclear. When we are applying for Post grad programs, would they be able to see our internal ranking from Columbia? (From what I understand, they do have internal ranking? But they just don't post them?)

    Thanks so much!
     
  2. g.eralt1994

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    Some people do get scholarships, they're just not large sums. There is a ranking system.
     
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  3. IWCBTYJ

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    Do you know if the rankings are released to Residency programs when matching? I do know there is an internal ranking, but I don't know if that information is released out publicly. I only ask because I feel like if there is an internal ranking, and if its is released, It would give opportunity for a very competitive environment to rise.
     
  4. wengerout

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    There is no true "ranking system". CDM now used the global assessment. It factors more into things like how you treat your patients, did you always show up to clinic, research etc. We had a class meeting about a month ago where they went over this in detail including letting us see the form they use to assess us. I believe the only thing that matters grade wise is for some honor society for the top 2 students in the class or something like that?

    CDM is good about curbing any competitiveness, I wouldn't sweat it.
     
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    From what I've heard: I don't think their internal ranking system is released to programs outside of Columbia. Don't quote me on this, I could be wrong!!
     
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    There's no consensus on what Columbia's ranking system is.

    This presentation details what it used to be but the school has been in major flux.
    https://www.adea.org/uploadedFiles/...vernance/ColumbiaADEAPanelPresentationLAZ.pdf

    If you're paying 450k+ for a DDS degree, make sure to really evaluate whether you're okay with being in the dark about a lot of things. CDM is one of the oldest dental schools, but you'd be majorly surprised at how much they don't have together. YMMV
     
  7. Italiansoda

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    Is Columbia still giving out interviews?
     
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    I believe they were all given out already, including the post-december interviews.

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    Hi I got an interview invite for Friday 2/8 or the following Friday’s. I believe their interviews extend thru 3/1.
    They notified me thru email at 8:30AM today
     
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    Congrats!! I still haven't heard back, I hope I can hear back sometime soon.
     
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  12. aspiring-dentist101

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    Do you mind sharing your stats?
     
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    When did you interview?
     
  14. 1224tngus

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    When did you submit your application? I submitted in end of September and haven’t heard any.
     
  15. bracesforever

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    anyone know how many seats are filled/available?
     
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  16. trynabeadentist

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    I interviewed early November
     
  17. g.eralt1994

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    Any update on the Facebook group?
     
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    did anyone try e-mailing columbia's admissions office recently and their e-mail got bounced back?
    i sent it to this address: [email protected]
     
  19. g.eralt1994

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    Yeah, I tried emailing that address a while back and it would just bounce the email back. Your best shot is to call.
     
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  20. aspiring-dentist101

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    The only school that I have been ghosted by and I have pretty good stats. Postbacc gpa: 3.85, 21AA, and 25PAT. I guess not good enough for them or I just didn’t stand out. So to those that got an interview and/or accepted, consider yourself lucky! Hah
     
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